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VIDEO: This Peshawar school teacher welcomes students in a heart-warming manner

PESHAWAR: In a rare sight of school children being received at their alma mater such warmly, a teacher at a government school in Peshawar was filmed welcoming pupils in the most heart-warming manner. Shot at the Shaheed Mubeen Shah Afridi, Government School in Peshawar Cantt, the video shows students entering the school premises with a teacher at the gate giving a celebratory welcome to them. The video is shared by a Twitter user and earning a lot of appreciation from the users. A number of students enter the school…

Muslim-majority Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques

BEIJING: Authorities in a Muslim-majority county in northwest China have banned schoolchildren from going to mosques during their winter holidays, a state-run daily reported Friday, the latest tightening of regulations on religious freedoms. The decision was outlined in a notice sent to all high schools, primary schools and kindergartens in Gansu province's Guanghe county, according to the Global Times. "Schools should require students to not enter religious venues for activities, nor attend scripture schools or…

Sri Lanka probes ‘longest saree’ wedding for using kids

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said on Friday. About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.2-kilometre (two-mile) long saree worn by the bride as she and the groom walked down a main road in the central district of Kandy Thursday, local media reported. Another 100 students served as flower girls at the wedding. The students were from a school named after…

USAID to provide two mobile libraries for Islamabad school children

ISLAMABAD: Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) will receive two mobile libraries from the USAID for the school children of Islamabad. The representatives of USAID and International Rescue Committee (IRC) called on the Minister of State for CADD, Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry on Tuesday and provided details about the status of Pakistan Reading Project (PRP) which is functional in Islamabad and other parts of the country. The USAID-funded PRP is a five-year $160 million project with the objective to support…